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Joe H. (Ding) Deming-Des.22 Apr.1975-Seek info.
By John Bernay the 3rd. August 27, 2002 at 01:31:44
My Step-Grandfather, Joeseph H. Deming, (spouse: NEDRA RUSSELL BERNAY Deming-my Paternal Grandmother,) was born in Madison, Wisconsin, 23rd. of July, 1909, was 65 years of age when he passed away at St. Joseph's Hoapital, Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. In my eyes, and many other Historical & Scientific Buffs in Arkansas, Joe Deming is a Celebrity and a Geological Seer. His fame results from his Writings re: the Thermal Hot Springs, the New Madrid Fault, and never improved-upon articles re: the Hunter-Dunbar Expedition of the Spa area in 1803. He was employed as a Reporter by the Sentinel/Record-New Era Newspaper from the mid-1960's until Cataracts made him unable to work full time, yet his Acute & critical Genius was never daunted. My Grandmother & I became his readers & Research Assistants, Nedra typed all his manuscripts, and we were his Taxi Service to visit geological sites in the area of West Central Arkansas.
Joe had three sons, 10 Joseph Deming, living in Saudi Arabia in 1975, a 2)nd; David Deming, living either in Austin, TX or Houston, TX, and 3) Mike Deming who was a Graduate Student at University of Texas, Austin, majoring in Policital Science. I had visited & stayed with Mike & his Wife & infant child priour to his Dad's passing..Joe had Two Daughters; 1)Mrs. Lynette Heap of New Hope, PA & 2) Francis Deming of Philidelphia, PA; three Brothers, Frank; Allience, OH, Phillip of New Town, Conn. and Kevin, of California; two Sisters; Elenor of Spain & Mary, address unknown (at time of his passing.)
Joe was a WW 2 Vetern and had been in the employ of many major Oil Companies, and traveled to many parts of the Globe, including S. America, Egypt & Europe.
I have a copy of one of his typed MS. from 1971 expounding Seismic disturbances and ancient folklore of indigious peoples around the New Madrid Fault Line area, charts & maps, and a 90 minute long Cassette Tape where Hot Springs Historian expounds in length on the Prophetic Genius of my Grandfather & how his theories (Then rejected and debased by the National Park Service, who has comissioned him to do a study,) have been Vindicated by Modern Satellite Techonology & techniques of infrared Topogologic Imaging.
I would like to ascertain if David Deming, former Professor of Fine Arts at UT Austin, and whose Sculpture Graces the City of Austin (Most notabily to a Bibliophile, in front of the Falk Main Library) is the Son of my Grandfather. Any further information would be of Great interest.
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